Specialized Associate Degree – Medical Assistant

Specialized Associate Degree – Medical Assistant

Looking for medical assistant training in Northern California?

Medical Assistant program in Santa Rosa, California

"I had attended Empire College and earned my associate degree in the 80s. I got a job right away, then started having babies. After that I worked as a server, but did not want to continue working nights and weekends. Since I was a child I have wanted to be in the medical field. Retraining for a career in health care was the best thing I have ever done. I got the best job in the world; I love it!"
- Barbara Abbay, Clinical Medical Assistant


If you've been searching for a medical assistant school in Northern California, you made a smart stop at Empire College. Our program can help give you the potential for supervisory or management responsibilities within a medical setting such as a clinic, hospital, or healthcare lab. Our Associate degree in Medical Assisting also provides additional emphasis on communications, critical-thinking, human relations, decision-making and other skills required of well-qualified medical personnel.

Objective: This medical assistant degree program is designed to train medical administrative assistants and clinical assistants with a solid foundation in both areas.

The emphasis on administrative and clinical skills makes us a great choice in Northern California medical assistant schools. Our healthcare program includes extensive instruction in medical terminology, medical insurance billing, medical office procedures, medical clinical procedures, as well as instruction in beginning medical transcription, basic anatomy and physiology, and pharmacology.

In addition, a medical office management class is offered to increase the student's skills in standard management duties and patient information protection and privacy. Students will be instructed in various medical-related software that includes data protection and transmission.  A 120-hour externship is included. If you’re looking for a medical assistant degree in California, contact us today.

Program Length: 7 quarters
Specialized (Occupational) Associate Degree awarded upon successful completion of all graduation requirements.

This program includes the following courses:

  • Electronic Health Records
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Beginning Medical Transcription
  • Medical Terminology
  • Introduction to Medical Assisting
  • Injections and Surgical Assisting
  • EKGs and Capillary Puncture
  • Phlebotomy and Urinalysis
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • Medical Insurance Coding
  • Medical Insurance Plans
  • Principles of Pharmacology
  • Bookkeeping
  • Various Computer, Internet and Microsoft courses
  • Management Communications
  • And many more comprehensive courses!

Click here to view a course outline for the Specialized Associate Degree – Medical Assistant program.

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